Friday, September 02, 2016

Just Because

Poppy is looking very well. The vet gave her a reduced amount of the steroid for her eczema. He warned that the next one will only be in December. 2 weeks ago she had a swollen right eye and so I brought her to the vet. I hope we can find another solution for her with tcm. 


meowmeowmans said...

Popps, you certainly are looking very good. We hope that your eczemadoes not flare up again. Hugs!

Eileen (missing Jessica very much) said...

Popps, you are just lovely! How is your eye? You look a little sceptical about your treatments.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

You clearly are a delicate girl, Popps. We hope that TCM will help.

The Chans

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

Hi San & Popps, I have been mixing Vit C (125-200mg) and Vit B-complex (Liqui-Tinic) in my cat's food for her skin problem - she had bad itching/twitching along her back with accompanying fits before (heart-breaking to see). The supplements took effect pretty fast and I'm really happy that she's not had any re-occurance for more than a year. She's 15 years old now. :)

The vet can only recommend steriod shots for it, it works but it only stops the breakout for less than a month. It's a known fact that long-term steriod usage is bad for their kidneys, so I started her on the supplements after research (thank you internet).

My logic here is helping them to top up on the good vitamins/minerals, which they are not getting from their diet, so that their body can fight off whatever is causing the allergies/health issues, instead of just holding it off (with steroids or long-term pill popping).

Of course, some health issues still needs medical intervention, but if we can help our cats the natural way, they will thank us for less vet visits - other than yearly check-ups. :) I'm also glad that we have alternative vet help such as TCM for our pets, the worst feeling is running out of options.

So sending you positive thoughts with your TCM, Popps (I just want to pinch your beautiful cheeks, pls don't swat my hands ok). :) And happy weekend to the rest of the gang!

Kari said...

My cat, Spirit, has been on regular steroid shots - every three weeks- for one year and ten months. There are mainly side effects to steroid use but , luckily, he has not had them. ( He has regular lab draws.). Without the injections, his quality of life would be extremely poor and defiantly warrant a merciful euthanasia. ( When he's really having difficulty, he has a steroid shot every two weeks. ). His vet and I discussed, quality life on steroids, knowing there might be problems vs. a very poor quality of life without them. We opted for a comfortable life even if it meant , perhaps, a shorter one. His comfort and happiness is paramount. It's a tough decision to make. I made my decision for him based on what I would want for myself. We have been very, very lucky with the medicine. We know there is no guarantee that it will stay that way.